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Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:05 am

Hi all (and happy Thanksgiving to the US members!),

I'm looking for a bit more reach for my Canon gear (currently, I can only go up to 200mm) and I'm considering a few alternatives. I've read on a couple of forums that there have been rumors of a replacement for the 100-400 L but there's nothing concrete from Canon yet. Has anyone heard anything?

Thanks,

Tony
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:34 am

Go By rumors and you'll never buy something when waiting for the next best thing.

I doubt a replacement will come anytime soon though, maybe they can put in a new IS unit...
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:49 pm

Hi Tim,

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 1):
Go By rumors and you'll never buy something when waiting for the next best thing.

Yeah, I know... but I'm not in a hurry for it, so maybe it's worth the wait...

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 1):
I doubt a replacement will come anytime soon though, maybe they can put in a new IS unit...

My thoughts exactly. Latest IS would be nice. A bit more reach and a bit more sharpness on the long end would be great. And I would not say no to weather sealing (not that my bodies are weather sealed).

Tony
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:59 pm



Quoting SNATH (Reply 2):
And I would not say no to weather sealing

I'll second that notion. A weather sealed 100-400L would be a godsend!  cloudnine 
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:45 pm



Quoting SNATH (Reply 2):
Latest IS would be nice. A bit more reach and a bit more sharpness on the long end would be great. And I would not say no to weather sealing

That's why they sell the EF 500 F4 L IS USM.
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:10 pm

I am not sure what they could improve apart from the IS unit actually. Better optics on exactly the same lens won't really be a huge seller, new IS unit ok, but that's not worth the effort I guess.

They cannot make it a 100-400 f/4 all the way either, because that would probably double the price of the lens and as well its weight.

I'd love to see a 100-400 without the push/pull zoom tho!! That'd be something nice.
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:39 pm



Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
I am not sure what they could improve apart from the IS unit actually

I agree with you, other then maybe making is 80-400 like the Nikon lens. There has been a few times where I would like to have the little extra wide part.
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:40 pm



Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
I am not sure what they could improve apart from the IS unit actually.

The best improvement would be a seal to keep the dust out, it's not called "DustPump" for no reason  Big grin
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:38 am

Willem, I've got exactly the same problem with mine, the thing just seems to suck in as much dust as possible! Having said that I've had it for 5 years now so it's relative. On the other hand sealing it in some way or another would've been better. As Flo said, a zoom ring system could be the way to go?
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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:28 am



Quoting Aviopic (Reply 7):
it's not called "DustPump" for no reason

I have had no problems with mine, the camera sensor collects some dust, but it does this also with every lens change... I have no indication that this lens pumps in more dust than my other lenses. I clean the sensor 3 to 4 times per year (300D), but I have not yet cleaned my 40D's sensor since I purchased it (but I will need to do that soon, because I have seen a big dust spot on my most recent shots, but photoshop can still handle it...).

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
I'd love to see a 100-400 without the push/pull zoom tho!! That'd be something nice.

On the other hand, I must say that I got used to the push-pull fairly quickly. I am not "pumping" while shooting, I most cases I determine the zoom position I want for the shot and then I tighten the zoom position.

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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:23 am

So, we have a wish list:

- latest IS
- a big more sharpness
- weather sealing
- a zoom ring

Canon, are you reading this?  Smile

Quoting UA935 (Reply 4):
That's why they sell the EF 500 F4 L IS USM.

(a) I can't afford it and (b) it'd be too damn heavy!  Smile

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
Better optics on exactly the same lens won't really be a huge seller,

If this is the case, why has Canon released mk II versions of the 14mm L and the 24mm L? I think the main selling point of the mk II versions is that they have better optics (this is of course still to be determined for the 24mm, as it's just come out). Even though I'm sure the 100-400mm L is still selling quite well, I can't believe that those two primes will sell more copies (combined!) than a potential 100-400mm L replacement.

Quoting Paulinbna (Reply 6):
There has been a few times where I would like to have the little extra wide part.

I would personally sacrifice some low end to get more reach (a la Sigma 150-500), as I have the lower end covered with the 70-200mm.

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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:06 pm



Quoting SNATH (Reply 10):

Quoting UA935 (Reply 4):
That's why they sell the EF 500 F4 L IS USM.

(a) I can't afford it and (b) it'd be too damn heavy!

It is not heavy....you get used to the weight. You can easily shoot it handheld.

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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:25 pm



Quoting Paulinbna (Reply 6):


Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
I am not sure what they could improve apart from the IS unit actually

I agree with you, other then maybe making is 80-400 like the Nikon lens. There has been a few times where I would like to have the little extra wide part.

There is a rumour that Nikon will be bringing out a new 80-400, but who knows.

Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 11):
It is not heavy....you get used to the weight. You can easily shoot it handheld.

Vasco

Agreed, and I know a person who always shoots it handheld.

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RE: Any Rumors On A Canon 100-400 L Replacement?

Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:02 pm



Quoting Walter2222 (Reply 9):
I have had no problems with mine, the camera sensor collects some dust, but it does this also with every lens change... I have no indication that this lens pumps in more dust than my other lenses. I clean the sensor 3 to 4 times per year (300D), but I have not yet cleaned my 40D's sensor since I purchased it (but I will need to do that soon, because I have seen a big dust spot on my most recent shots, but photoshop can still handle it...).

This isn't what (Willem) and I are talking about. The lens itself draws dust particles in, nothing to do with the sensor at all. When I look at the front element it has a fair amount of dust behind the outermost surface and as such is impossible for me to clean.
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